Tag: blood pressure

Image: PD 1. Among children born in a Japanese town, those who had a rise in their body mass index (known as adiposity rebound) earlier  were found to have significantly higher body mass indices at 12 years of age.  2. Earlier ages of adiposity rebound in boys were also significantly associated...
Image: PD 1.  Among US veterans with non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease, diastolic blood pressure lower than 70 mm Hg was associated with higher mortality even when systolic blood pressure was within the ideal range.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown: The association between high blood...
Image: PD  1. A large-scale community based hypertension control program resulted in reported hypertension control rates higher than both the mean California rate and the national rate (43.6 to 80.4% in program; vs. 63.4-69.4% in California; and 55.4 to 64.1% nationally).  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Despite the availability of...
Image: PD  1. At 6 months, self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring resulted in a lower BP compared to BP monitoring at a clinic.  2.  The evidence for additional supportive measures used in conjunction with SMBP monitoring (such as educational resources, counseling and behavioral management) is limited and fails to show a...
Image: PD 1. Only 20.9% of children with an incident of high blood pressure were tested again within a month. 2. A total of 1.4% of participants with an incident of elevated BP met all criteria for hypertension. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Recent, updated blood pressure (BP) recommendations advise that...
Image: PD 1. Intensive lowering of blood pressure in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage did not produce a significant reduction in the primary end point of death or major disability at 90 days. 2. Intensive lowering of blood pressure did reduce the degree of disability at 90 days. 3. Intensive lowering of...
Image: CC/topgold Key study points: 1.    The average intake of sodium among those aged 8-18 is as high as U.S. adults 2.    Sodium intake in those aged 8-18 is positively associated with higher blood pressure, and this risk may be amplified in overweight/obese individuals. Primer: It is known that children and teens with...